Samples of man-made compounds, 19th-20th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Samples of man-made compounds, 19th-20th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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These examples of man-made compounds include urea, mauveine, artificial silk, celluloid and a semi-synthetic antibiotic. The development of organic chemistry has led to the manufacturing of a huge range of synthetic materials which have transformed the way we live.
 

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